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Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary Of Current English

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A new, completely rewritten edition of the leading dictionary for learners of English. Now fully up to date, including many terms connected with the Internet and electronic communication. 4,500 words and meanings are new to this edition. Excellent coverage of both British and American English, and colloquial as well as formal English. All information is authenticated by th...more
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Asra Ghouse
A dictionary is the best book anyone can read without tiring for a second. Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary offers much more than just the meanings of words. With its pictorial representations (wherever possible) and numerous examples for each word/phrase/idiom, it provides a thorough understanding of the word in the most easy manner. It also contains various word games which provide an efficient manner for memorizing the words. Also, it contains the diphthongs and monothongs which help the...more
One of the best dictionaries I've ever used. Big, fat with large number of words, maps and pictures. Great.
Hornby, A.S. (ed.). (2010). Oxford advanced learner's dictionary (8th ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Citation created by: Tom Shaw

Call Number: PE1628 .O86 2010

Description: Developed by leading scholars of the English language, this dictionary is a valuable resource for word definition and usage.

Content/Scope: Word definitions are detailed in multi-colored arrangements for easier access to entries. At more than 1700 pages, most words in the English language are contained herein including i...more
Dec 17, 2008 Alison is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I have a dictionary in every drawer in reach. And a thesaurus (but I didn't want to come off as TOO dorky!!).... nothing's better than a good word :)
One of the few books I never read to the end, but still a must-have.
Great use of words but lacking in plot.
Today (May 9) I bought this paperback (8th ed.) as an essential language reference for my ongoing teaching, reading, writing, translating, verifying, etc. since this OALD has long been pioneering since six decades ago in the ELT/L field as the first monolingual English dictionary for non-native speakers of English. Such unique vision and mission by A.S. Hornby, E.V. Gatenby and H. Wakefield have since evolved into its second edition (I bought a hardcover and used it during my studies for higher...more
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Tomi Pakei
Helps you think, in English!
My Hornby is a low-priced edition, thirteenth impression, 1984. Dad bought this on Sept. 26, 1985, for just about US$2 (measured in current price). I love the appendices, illustrations, codifications.. (you name it). But most of all, I love the dictionary(!). Because, as promised:
It gives practical definitions and usage notes in simple English
And for someone like me to whom English is a foreign language, this is big deal. A very big deal—especially when dealing with a
First and foremost, thank you, Book. I shall never ever forget the incredibly useful knowledge and enlightenment you brought to my life and forever hold you dear to my heart.

Seriously though, this dictionary may very well be the best tool ever known to mind-kind if you want to understand the ins-and-outs of the English language.
My favorite dictionary since college.I luv it and Enjoy reading it in my free time to expand my vocabulary :)
I think it is entitled as Advanced because I can find anything: synonims, idioms, and phrasal verbs.
Ellen Erasmus-morton
An excellent reference dictionary for my first year university students. Highly recommend it.
An excellent dictionary I got as a gift with the dedication "We wish you continued success" Debesai Zemui, Nighisti Embaye (Eritreans)... 30/10/81 Ellwangen (Germany) by my pupils as a teacher for German - it has been accompanying me since then through all these years as a teacher till today as a great help additionally to the Internet... (dali48)
"Leftover" from school. Guess they were renewing there collection, so we were allowed to keep these. Thanks, school. You didn't manage to teach me english, and you certainly tried to sabotage all my efforts to teach me myself, but you gave me this book. That's, you know, really nice.
May 25, 2008 André rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to André by: Steffi Jäcklin
Really good monolingual dictionary, with two colors, example phrases, lexical information where neccessary, pronunciation in IPA, some colored maps and illustrations and style guides... quite nice. But not perfect, there's no particular reason to give it the 5th star, so...
It is a very nice dictionary , I have never used the paper one , when I bought that I've took the cd inside that and installed on my laptop which is very useful ! U could use as a reference of that and pretty sure u will be happy to buy it.
Feb 05, 2013 Kate.barnie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone studying English :)
The one I have previously belonged to my brother, and now it's nearly falling apart as we've used it so often :)

It's extremely useful and offers pictures, explanations and plenty of examples! Oh and what an appendix xD
inget pertama beli jaman kuliah di kwitang cuma 7rebo. sampe harus dijahit punggungnya karena robek *artinya saya sering baca kan? he..he... pas discount gramedia beli lagi harganya 30reboan.....!
Angelia Fransisca Rusli
Even though this dictionary wasn't as complete as the one for current english, this is a must have book during my high school year. & it did improve my vocabulary :D
Yomna Essam
Apr 26, 2013 Yomna Essam is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
good one but really I wasn't expected these efforts .. I don't complete it yet . As usual dictionaries is not for reading it's for learning ..good luck
I always have it near me when I read a book in English and I need an explaination of the word. Thanx for maps and pictures in the end. Great.
This is the best dictionary I have ever used. I am using it all the time. It has also CD which is also very comfortable for using.
Hooray for dictionary's!!! what would we do without them? although... i haven't read the whole thing...
Novi Maizir
wahhh...kamus ini berguna banget (palagi pas gw masih di lia ;p )...kecil bentuknya tapi besar manfaatnya
Nov 29, 2010 Radeny is currently reading it
kamus ini kuandalkan utk mengartikan kata2 basa inggris ketika sedang nonton film.
Nov 09, 2012 Mehnaz rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Non-native speakers of English
Recommended to Mehnaz by: School
Useful and full of necessary examples. A true help to students and writers.
Eduardo Gomes Junior
This is the best English dicitionary ever made. It's reliable and helpful.
R. Sanyoto
Lebih memampukan kita untuk memahami makna yang sebenernya..
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